Mental Health Services

 

Fellowship Title:

Postdoctoral Training Program in Mental Health Services Research

Fellowship Description:

The Postdoctoral Training Program in Mental Health Services Research is sponsored by the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University. Funded by NIMH, the program trains researchers to apply sophisticated theoretical and methodological approaches to mental health services research. Some trainees undertake independent projects under faculty supervision, while others become participants in ongoing research projects involving a variety of program faculty. Trainees and faculty represent diverse fields, including anthropology, economics, history, law, psychology, psychiatry, public health, sociology, and social work.

Web Address:

http://www.ihhcpar.rutgers.edu/

Email:

avhorw@rci.rutgers.edu

Contact:

Allan V. Horwitz, Ph.D.
Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research
Rutgers University
30 College Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1293
732-932-8413
732-932-6872 (fax)

 

 

Fellowship Title:

Psychiatry - Primary Care Fellowship

Fellowship Description:

A two-year fellowship designed to provide methodologic skills acquisition in addition to mental health services research experience with established investigators. Research emphasis includes the following areas: interventions to improve the quality of mental health care and outcomes of medical patients with anxiety and depressive disorders, somatization,
comorbidity of psychiatric and chronic medical disorders, epidemiology of psychiatric disorders in primary care, and the effect of psychiatric disorders on health services utilization and costs.

Web Address:

http://www.uwpsychiatry.org/education/primary.html

Email:

wkaton@u.washington.edu

Contact:

Wayne Katon, M.D.
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
University of Washington
Box 356560
Seattle, WA 98195
206-543-7177
206-221-5414 (fax)

 

 

Fellowship Title:

Research Training Program in Treatment Research

Fellowship Description:

This NIMH-funded Treatment Research Training Program is directed at preparing postdoctoral fellows to conduct independent research in pharmacologic and psychosocial treatment modalities. The program prepares post-residency psychiatrists, post-doctoral psychologists, and behavioral scientists to conduct independent research in the area of treatment research. The program covers five broad areas of research training in treatment for: 1) mood disorders; 2) anxiety disorders; 3) PTSD and personality disorders; 4) addictive disorders and comorbidity; and 5) childhood and adolescent disorders. A formal didactic curriculum comple-ments hands-on research and super-vision. It includes opportunities for training in: treatment research methods/design and statistical analysis; individual and family therapy, and pharmacologic treatment strategies; the ethical conduct of research, and grant writing. The trainees’ individual needs are also satisfied by formal courses at Brown University and by the guidance of appropriate mentors.

Web Address:

http://med.brown.edu/DPHB/training/psychiatry-training-overview

Email:

Postdoc_training@brown.edu

Contact:

Ivan Miller, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
c/o Brown University Clinical Psychology Training Program
Box G-BH
Providence, RI 02912
Phone: 401-444-1833
Fax: 401-274-0771

 

 

Fellowship Title:

Harvard University Ph.D. Program in Health Policy Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Mental Health Services Research

Fellowship Description:

The Division of Health Policy Research and Education at Harvard University offers advanced training in mental services and health policy research to individuals who have already completed all requirements for Ph.D., M.D., or other relevant doctoral degrees in economics, sociology, psychology, social work, psychiatry, public health or other related fields. This training is supported by the National Institute of Mental Health under the National Research Service Award programs. Fellows accepted for enrollment enter the program for periods of up to two years, depending on the nature of their chosen areas of interest and the time required for the kind of project activity they identify in conjunction with a program mentor.

Training emphases are the organization, financing, utilization, quality and political analysis of mental health care. The program provides experience in a well-funded research environment with excellent opportunities for faculty collaboration and publication. We have funding for two post-docs each year, and awards will be made for a two-year period. Pre-doctoral training grants in mental health services research are also available through the Harvard Ph.D. Program in Health Policy (www.fas.harvard.edu/~healthpl). As the program is committed to increasing the diversity of its population, minority candidates, including African-Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic-Americans and Asian-Americans, are especially encouraged to apply.

Web Address:

 

Email:

Huskamp@hcp.med.harvard.edu

Contact:

Haiden Huskamp, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Health Care Policy
Health Care Policy
Harvard University
180 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Tel: 617-432-0838
Fax: 617-432-1219

 

 

Fellowship Title:

Implementation Research Institute Fellowship

Fellowship Description:

If you wish to join an exciting learning collaborative of implementation researchers, we invite you to apply to the Implementation Research Institute (IRI). Funded by a five year grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), this unique interdisciplinary training program will help you launch a research career in implementation science. The IRI will provide experiential learning, didactic training, faculty mentoring, and support for pilot research and grant writing—all focused on helping participants shape a research project for competitive external funding. 

What is the IRI? The IRI was established to advance the field of implementation science in mental health by enhancing the career development of early to mid-career investigators. Implementation research is the study of processes for integrating empirically supported treatments (ESTs) into usual care, and holds high promise for reducing the gap from treatment discovery to community practice. IRI participants will join a learning collaborative of implementation researchers for two years, spending one week each summer at a week-long institute at the Center for Mental Health Services Research (CMHSR) at Washington University in St. Louis, and receiving individualized mentoring to help them shape a research agenda in implementation science and prepare a competitive research grant proposal. 

Who should apply? We invite applications from ambitious PhD/MD investigators, with demonstrated experience and enthusiasm in the study of mental health services, who wish to conduct ground-breaking research in the area of implementation science. Our 2011-2012 IRI will support a cohort of eight participants, who seek expert mentoring and collaboration to advance their research capacity in areas referenced by NIH PARs on “Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health”. Topics include, but are not limited to, the “uptake” or spread of evidence-based treatments for specific disorders, the implementation of mental health interventions in novel settings, or organizational or policy issues associated with implementation (e.g. cost, legislative initiatives, federal, state, or local policies, organizational climate, provider training). Applicants must have graduated from medical school or hold a Ph.D. from such fields as social work, psychology, health services, nursing, anthropology, public health, or management.

IRI benefits. Eight IRI Fellows will be appointed each year for two-year terms. They will join a scholarly network of peer Fellows and IRI faculty with expertise in implementation science. Each Fellow will receive:  

  • One week on-site training June 27-July 1, 2011 and June 2012 at Washington University in St. Louis. (Travel funds to/from home institution and St. Louis each June provided).
  • Travel support to the annual NIH conference on Dissemination and Implementation Research.
  • Bimonthly, long-distance, mentoring with an expert implementation researcher associated with this Institute to help craft a competitive research proposal in mental health implementation research.
  • Travel funds to support each Fellow’s visit, up to 5-days, to the site of a funded implementation research project, relevant to their research interests.
  • Pilot project funding for each Fellow’s mentored study of real-world implementation, to shape preliminary studies for their grant application.

Click here to learn more about this opportunity, qualification requirements, and deadlines

Web Address:

http://cmhsr.wustl.edu/Training/IRI/Pages/ImplementationResearchTraining.aspx

Email:

shaywood@wustl.edu

Contact:

Sally Haywood, MPA
Director of Administration
Center for Mental Health Services Research
Washington University
Campus Box 1093, One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
Phone: 314-935-5741/ Fax: 314-935-7508
http://cmhsr.wustl.edu/Pages/default.aspx